If that were the case, maybe he wouldn't invite a bunch of slob-hunter cronies out to waste a bunch of good pheasant meat:
Imagine a dumpster full of pheasant carcasses with just the breasts cut out. That’s what my friend found after the governor’s hunt back in October, behind the processing place in Fort Pierre that handles the birds.
My friend is loathe to waste anything on a fine-tasting game bird like a pheasant. So he was upset about that. Still is. He thinks it was a terrible waste that didn’t reflect well on the state’s high-profile ringneck hunt or the state Game, Fish & Parks Department’s involvement in it [Kevin Woster, "Wanton Waste on the Governor's Hunt? Well...," Outdoors in KELOLand, 2013.12.30].
I have no problem with events that bring visitors to enjoy the natural wonders of our fair state. I don't even mind if the Governor uses such events to entertain rich folks and make business connections. But if you shooters have time to schmooze and booze with the well-connected, you have time to pluck and gut and eat what you shoot. That's simple conservation and respect for the land that makes the hunt possible and sustainable.